The exploration of intentional community in Asheville has many expressions. With the creative and progressive energy that fuels so much of Asheville’s charm, community building is a central theme and has many applications.
Intentional community means different things to different people, and the meaning can evolve over time. Often beginning with our human need for connection and/or an idealistic vision for social change, the experience of living together shapes the evolution.
My personal meaning has simplified and solidified over the many years I’ve been exploring. For me, “intentional community” is defined by those who show up and offer their passion and resources, and then clarify the intention of what they co-create, together.
Intentional community in Asheville is defined in many ways by those building it on the ground. In addition to our own expression at Echo Hills Cottages, the team at Habitat Re-Imagined is committed to supporting the multitude of expressions. With experience and credentials in real estate, construction, development, and the relational aspects of community building, we offer services to existing or forming communities, and can help individuals find the community that best fits their interests and needs.
Our recent collaboration, WNC Community Network, is an effort to network among existing communities, as well as to serve those interested in finding the expression of community that is their best fit. To help us meet your needs and learn where your interests lie, we have developed a brief survey for those living in or interested in intentional community in Asheville. We would appreciate your input and, when we receive your completed survey, you will be given access to our developing WNC Communities List and more information about our network. You can access the survey here
If you’re not a member already, please join our Creating Intentional Community Meetup and/or Facebook group and stay in the loop about intentional community in Asheville – and beyond.